Verizon to Sell Sony's Xperia Z3v
Updated: added details as they are announced; rewrote post to clean it up; added references to Qi.
Sony today announced that Verizon Wireless will sell the Xperia Z3 as the Xperia Z3v. Verizon said the two companies plan to work more together, not just with smartphones, but with other products. For example, Verizon already sells the Sony Z2 tablet. The Z3 smartphone, which Sony debuted last month, has a 5.2-inch full HD screen and is waterproof. It also features a 20.7-megapixel camera, compatibility with Sony PS4 Remote Play for gaming, and Sony's lifelogging service. The Verizon variant of the Z3 differs from the global model in that it features Qi-based wireless charging, while the global model does not. It also has minor exterior color variances. The Z3v will go on sale October 23 at most Verizon outlets. For a limited time, customers will receive a $200 discount if they purchase the Z3v handset and Z2 tablet together. Further, Verizon will sell the Sony Smart Watch 3 later this year. Pricing and exact availability of the Smart Watch 3 will be revealed later.
Sony's Xperia Z3 is an excellent addition to T-Mobile's lineup. Anyone invested in Sony's gaming and content services would do well to consider it.
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Verizon Wireless scored one of Sony's finest efforts in the Xperia Z3v. Sony's flagship Android smartphone generally impresses, despite a few flaws.
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Sony today announced its next-generation flagship smartphones at an event in Berlin. The Xperia Z3 family includes three devices: the Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact.
5.2" display 1080 x 1920 pixels
Snapdragon 801 processor 3 GB RAM
3,100 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC, Wireless Charging, Water-Resistant
What about Z3 Compact?!?